The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known
as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property
and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Barbara Harley Trio and Michaela McClain
Saturday November 8, 7PM
The Barbara Harley Trio
Barbara Harley & Al Lind, both veterans of the NJ music scene, have played together for 30+ years. With bassist Art DiLonardo and percussionist Johnnie Rago,
also "seasoned musicians," the band performs original music in restaurants and acoustic venues. Barbara’s emotive lead vocals and Al’s backup vocals blend
together perfectly to create rich harmonies. With Art’s solid groove on bass, and Johnnie’s rhythmic percussion, their style of original country music is
contemporary, melodic, and deeply expressive.
All four musicians have played in various cover bands in the NY/NJ area doing anything from rock, to country, to oldies to blues.
As "The Barbara Harley Band," they have performed original music in such places as the well known Stone Pony in Asbury Park and the
Café Improv in Princeton.
Barbara is a four-time winner of the NJ Country Music Association's Singer/Songwriter of the Year award. Her debut CD "First Glance"
made the charts on European radio. To hear clips of "First Glance" visit: Reverbnation.com/barbaraharley
Michaela McClain is a singer/songwriter whose folky/soul sound is reminiscent of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and James Taylor. Her warm groove
creates an atmosphere of love that is irresistible.
"Music is the greatest gift of my life. It brings me peace, a means of expression and lots of joy. I was lucky enough to be introduced to some
great music as a child…everything from Carlos Jobim, to Ella Fitzgerald, to the Indigo Girls. Bossa nova, soulful jazz and rich harmonies
influenced my musical taste early on."
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Mara's Cafe will be adding their excellent baked treats to our ussual home made cookies etc.... Mara's grinds their own coffee beans, offers authentic
Italian Gelato, and a huge assortment of pastries, cookies, and delicious canolis. They will be featuring live music of thier own on Wednesday nights!
Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.